A monument has been prominently displayed in front of Woodsfield’s VFW Post #5303 by the men’s auxiliary. The monument was dedicated Dec. 15 in memory of veterans of foreign wars. Shown, from left, are: post chaplain Vernon Burke, senior vice Roger Elliott, men’s auxiliary treasurer, post commander Alonzo Wilson, auxiliary president Greg Wilson, auxiliary jr. vice Eric Wilson, Randy Gallagher of Randall L. Gallagher Memorials Inc., trustee Lewis Jackson Jr. and auxiliary sr. vice Steve Swallie.
“In Memory of Veterans of Foreign Wars We Thank You” is the inscription on the monument prominently displayed in front of Woodsfield’s VFW Post #5303. The monument, placed there by the post’s men’s auxiliary, honors those veterans who have fought to make this a free country.
A dedication ceremony was held Dec. 15 at the post home. On hand for the dedication was James Neuhart who was the post’s first commander.(shown at left).
The memorial stone was engraved and graciously donated by Randy and Lisa Gallagher of Randall L. Gallagher Memorials, Inc.
Emory Rothenbuhler & Sons Trucking donated the stone for the landscaping portion of the project.
“This community effort was put in motion and completed out of the love of our country and a deep appreciation for the living and deceased soldiers that made our way of life possible,” said Greg Wilson, president of the men’s auxiliary. “As we approach the holiday season, let us count our many blessings.”
A luncheon was served by the post’s ladies auxiliary following the dedication.